Canada at War: THE SERVICES: Homecoming Snafu

The first 4,000 homing servicemen to disembark at Halifax had complaints aplenty. They had been jampacked in the troop ship Louis Pasteur, had had only two meals a day, had slept on tables and . floors. Said Airman Bert Filliter of Moncton, who had spent three years in a German prison camp: "We were prisoners of war, but they shoved us into this like fish." The returning soldiers reported that 100 men had refused to sail on the Pasteur because of conditions.

To greet the homecomers there were only a handful of brass...

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